Committees

Academic Affairs Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee supports Boston University’s academic mission through its oversight of the University’s academic plans, programs, and staffing, and consultation on the University’s strategic efforts to improve the quality of its academic programs and reputation.  The Committee includes a special sub-committee which reviews and advises on the academic progress of the University’s merger with Wheelock College and the development of the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University.

Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing
The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing provides the University community a framework and forum for the consideration and discussion of socially responsible investment policy issues. Members of the Committee represent the University community—trustees, faculty, and students—and focus on policy considerations and recommendations for the Board of Trustees. You can find information here about the Committee, its mission and composition, and the issues its members will be discussing over time.

Athletics Committee
The Athletics Committee oversees the intercollegiate, non-varsity, and recreational athletic program of Boston University and ensures that it conforms to the academic standards of the University and to NCAA and other requirements.

Audit Committee
The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the financial systems and accounting practices of Boston University and the activities of the University’s independent auditor, internal auditor, and management, and for the administration of the University’s code of ethical conduct and conflict of interest policy.

Development and Alumni Relations Committee
The Development and Alumni Relations Committee has oversight of the University’s fundraising and development efforts, and serves as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and the Boston University Alumni (“BUA”). The Committee assists in coordinating the efforts of the Board and the BUA in the University’s fundraising campaigns.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is charged with oversight of the University during the periods between full Board meetings, and it exercises all powers of the Board of Trustees except as reserved by law or the By-Laws to the Board.

Executive Compensation Committee
The Executive Compensation Committee is responsible for reviewing and establishing the compensation (including salary, benefits, and other remuneration) of the President and other members of the senior administration, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Finance and Budget Committee
The Finance and Budget Committee reviews and recommends to the Board annual University budgets that have been prepared by the administration. The Committee also monitors the University’s budget performance and may recommend financial strategies, standards of operation, and budgetary goals for adoption by the Board.

Governance Committee
The Governance Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for membership on the Board, for Board offices, and for membership on and the chairmanship of all committees of the Board. It is also responsible for monitoring the Board’s governance policies and effectiveness.

Health Affairs Committee
The Health Affairs Committee oversees the University’s academic, research, and clinical activities in the health sciences, the University’s affiliation with Boston Medical Center and other hospitals and clinics, and the faculty medical practice plans.

Investment Committee
The Investment Committee is responsible for the University’s investment policy and guidelines, and for oversight of the University’s investment portfolios.

Real Estate Committee                                                                                                     The Real Estate Committee is responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending to the Board proposed acquisitions and dispositions of real property, as well as campus planning initiatives. The Committee also recommends to the administration and the Board strategies for maintaining and/or developing University facilities, and it monitors real estate projects to ensure that they are consistent with the long-term interests of the University.

Student Affairs Committee
The Student Affairs Committee reviews policies and practices relating to student life, extracurricular student activities, and services for students at Boston University. The Committee ensures that these programs and services contribute to the educational development and experience of Boston University students.